The Charity Shop – Stoke-sub-Hamdon, which was opened by Patrick Palmer in September 2011, was established to raise funds for the Sports and Recreation Trust’s projects – and what a stunning success it has been.
The Charity Shop is run entirely by a dedicated and hard-working band of volunteers – and it is run on the principle of “from the village, by the village and for the village”. It is managed by the Charity Shop sub Committee, who are elected from amongst the volunteers on an annual basis, and they look after everything involved in managing the shop from training volunteers and managing their rota, to selling larger goods on e-bay and approving grant requests.
Since creating the shop, we have been able to provide grant funds to support other village organisations and individuals or to do our own projects in the village. These projects are very wide ranging and have to meet our primary objectives of of providing improved education, sports and recreation facilities for the whole community. These projects have included curtains for the Memorial Hall, a defibrillator for Castle Primary, kit for a netball team, instruments for Stoke Band, a boccia set for Oak Tree House and many, many more – a varied selection of beneficiaries and projects and the full details are provided Past Projects Overview .
- Monday and Tuesday 9:00am to 4:45pm
- Wednesday 9:00am to 1:00pm
- Thursday and Friday 9:00am to 4:45pm
- Saturday 9:00am to 4:45pm
We rely on the generosity of the community in providing us with donations for us to sell in the shop. We are grateful for all donations and accept smaller electrical items, but we are unable to accept the following:
- Riding hats and cycle helmets,
- Roller blades,Items of furniture that do not have the appropriate fire safety labels,
- Children’s toys that do not have the CE label.
The vast majority of items that we are unable to sell are sent to re-cycling, so very little is wasted.